Meggan Dawson-Farrell was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus affecting her lower limb mobility. She discovered her talent and passion for wheelchair racing as a teenager after attending a youth sports camp and has raced ever since, representing Scotland and Team GB.
Her career highlights include representing Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where she competed in the Women’s T54, 1500m.
Meggan currently holds all T54 Womens Track and Road records from 100m to Marathon.
Constantly looking ahead, Meggan is working towards many goals for the future including qualifying standard for World Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Training takes up most of Meggan’s time but when not in the gym or on the track she loves to walk her dogs Tilly and Rona, do jigsaws and watch movies. You can follow Meggan on Twitter @spidermonkey165
Laser Radial Sailor
Iain became fascinated by boats and sailing watching others having fun on Linlithgow Loch and as soon as he was old enough, began RYA courses at Low Port Centre. For the next couple of years he balanced swimming competitively with developing his skills as a sailor but the pull to sailing was eventually too strong.
Iain’s first foray into competitive sailing at the Scottish Schools Sailing Championships (Brown Cup – hosted annually by Loch Earn SC) opened his eyes to the wide variety of events happening across Scotland and beyond. Brown Cup is still a favourite event of Iain’s and he was really delighted to win the 2017 Handicap Fleet. He has also had success at LESC becoming Scottish Laser Radial Inland Champion after a hard fought series.
When not training with the RYA Scotland Laser Development Team, you will find Iain working hard in a Life Fit yoga session helping at 1st Falkirk Scouts as a young leader.
You can keep up to date with all Iain’s adventures on Twitter following @IDSailing.
Natalie began her athletic career as a swimmer with an interest in X country and athletics. After inspiration from her school teacher she tried out her first triathlon in 2006 , she was, by her own admission, overwhelmed by the race and the atmosphere but determined to win she secured her first podium place!
She continued to progress in triathlon and became Scottish Junior champion two years running and also joined the Scottish Triathlon performance squads
For a couple of years Natalie battled with some injuries which delayed her Triathlon training but not to be held back, she satisfied her competitive nature by competing in the National XC Mountain Bike series and bagged podium finishes in a number of races.
In 2012 Natalie began working full time towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 2012-2013 saw her competing around Europe as part of the ITU World Series and she was proud to be first out of the water at in Kitzbuhel, Austria and finished in 22nd place overall. Travelling further afield, Natalie enjoyed worldwide trips with the ITU World Series races in Auckland, New Zealand and Yokohama, Japan.
Natalie was honoured and delighted to represent Team Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of the Triathlon Mixed Team Relay event. Competing in front of a home crowd was something of an experience! With a new support team on board and the prospect of 2018 Commonwealth Games in mind, Natalie is relishing the challenges of her Triathlon career and all it brings.
When Natalie isn’t hard at work training she spends her time teaching young people to swim and finding a good coffee shop to chill in! You can read more about Natalie and keep up with her news HERE
Growing up watching Tiger Woods, who he considers to be the greatest golfer of all time, Fraser fell in love with golf. Inspired by his hero making golf cool again and an athlete’s game, he decided to pursue a serious hobby which has subsequently turned into a career.
Attending local schools in Stenhouse Muir and Larbert, Fraser graduated from Stirling University in 2015 with BSc in Sport Studies and MSc in Management and Marketing.
As a world ranked amateur, Fraser has represented Scotland and GB many times notably; Great Britain Universities International, Scottish Universities International Winner, Niagara Cup R/U Cameron Corbett Vase, he captained the Scotland European Club Trophy Team and has won the Scottish Club Championship twice.
He turned professional in November 2015 and is attached to Glenbervie Golf Club.
Fraser likes the fact that when out on the course all the pressure is on him and whether he wins or loses rests on his shoulders. He is a keen fitness enthusiast, loves film and not surprisingly watching and playing other sports.
Working closely on his fitness with the Life Fit team, Fraser is constantly striving to be the best he can be and has his sights set on gaining a European Tour card and winning on the European Tour.
Jordyn is an ambassador for her sport. Starting out at the age of just 4 years old with Central Taekwondo, she has her sights firmly set on becoming a full time athlete and competing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She has represented TeamGB at six European Championships.
Under the experienced guidance of Master David Bailey, she is currently European Champion in 33kg Division, Bronze World Medal holder and ranked third in the world in her sport.
The Larbert High School student trains every available moment. In between travelling to Manchester to train at the National Taekwondo Centre, she enjoys spending time with her friends when her schedule allows!
Jordyn is a determined and ambitious athlete who claims her proudest moment yet is becoming European champion after some very tough preliminary matches.
Erin started doing acrobatics and gymnastics at the age of 3 and was asked to join the Falkirk Girls Gymnastic Club at the age of 5. She was very successful in Scottish competitions representing the club.
When she turned 8 she followed her brother into Tae Kwon Do at an after-school class run by Central TKD Academy and she immediately took to the sport. In 2013, at the age of 10, Erin gave up gymnastics to focus solely on TKD and started competing for Central TKD. Since then Erin has won numerous competitions and was a member of the GB Cadet Squad at European Championships in Romania in 2016 and in Hungary in 2016.
Erin is currently a member of the GB Development Squad and trains with the squad in Manchester twice a month. Erin competed in the Junior World Championships in Tunisia where she represented Great Britain in the -42kg category reaching the quarter-finals bringing her ranking within the top 8 in the world.
Her goal is to represent Great Britain again at future major championships as a junior and a senior and is hoping to join the GB Academy as a full time athlete when she turns 18.
When not training or competing, Erin enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family.